Pakistan is ranked 159 on list of 180 countries on media freedom: RWB report

Pakistan is ranked 159 on list of 180 countries on media freedom: RWB reportWASHINGTON: Reporters Without Borders, which campaigns for media freedom around the world, issued a freedom index on Sunday to mark the World Press Freedom Day. According to this index, Finland tops the list of the countries with a free media, followed by two other Scandinavian countries – Norway and Denmark. Eritrea is at the bottom […]

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Press freedom day: Rights of journalists in FATA emphasised

Press freedom day: Rights of journalists in FATA emphasisedJAMRUD: The press ordinance should be extended to the tribal belt, said participants at a ceremony held on Sunday at Jamrud Press Club to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. Speaking on the occasion, participants said journalists from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas have been performing their professional duties with unflinching resolve and under dangerous conditions. […]

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Press freedom day: Rights of journalists in FATA emphasised

JAMRUD: The press ordinance should be extended to the tribal belt, said participants at a ceremony held on Sunday at Jamrud Press Club to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. Speaking on the occasion, participants said journalists from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas have been performing their professional duties with unflinching resolve and under dangerous conditions. …

Media: the threat of co-option

AROUND this year’s World Press Freedom Day (May 3) the Pakistani media received considerable attention at home and abroad, and it must calmly address some of the issues raised concerning its rights and responsibilities, and the challenges it is facing. The Amnesty International report on attacks on journalists in Pakistan released last week offered a …

Govt urged to arrest journalists’ killers

Balochistan Journalists

QUETTA: Journalists here on Saturday observed the World Press Freedom Day to pay homage to those members of the community who had sacrificed their lives for press freedom. The media personnel under the auspices of the Balochistan Union of Journalists took out a procession and held a demonstration in front of the press club. Leaders …

Pakistan most dangerous country for journalists: UN

Pakistan most dangerous country

UNITED NATIONS: “An open and pluralistic media” must work in a safe environment without fear of reprisal, the United Nations said on Saturday in observance of the World Press Freedom Day. The world body said last year 71 journalists were killed, while another 826 were arrested. More than 2,000 journalists were threatened or physically attacked …